Joseph "Alvis" Aiken


Age: 87


Summary: maternal grandfather of pop singer and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken who was known as Papa to thousands of fans through the writing of his grandson and had spent most of his life in a rural North Carolina town, where he raised three children, including the star's mother Faye Parker.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: February 5, 1922


Died: October 9, 2009


Location: Raleigh, North Carolina